(Dan Tri) – The “loneliness epidemic” surrounding young people in Japan has caused the service of renting… “fake lovers” to develop dramatically.
“Loneliness epidemic” of some Japanese people
In Japan, a survey conducted by authorities showed that about 1.5 million people of working age are lonely and have no social relationships. Part of the reason comes from the fact that they are under too much pressure at work, often working overtime to ensure the quality of their work, so as not to be inferior to their colleagues.
After work, many people do not have enough time and energy to build social relationships outside of work. Many people gradually find it difficult to connect with others and do not have quality relationships outside the work environment.
They gradually fall into a state of loneliness, without close social friends and even without romantic relationships for a long time. This is considered a “loneliness epidemic” that surrounds the lives of a part of the Japanese people.
Therefore, lover rental services are seeing a strong increase. There are people who find it too difficult to build a serious romantic relationship in the context of their lives, so they turn to “fake lover” rental services to easily and quickly have the experience. pleasant and… professional experience.
This is considered a solution for people who are having difficulty in love but still want to experience real dating.
On some sites that provide lover rental services, male and female candidates introduce themselves and offer the fee they want to receive for being a “fake lover”. For example, a girl named Nagi wants to receive 12,000 yen (equivalent to nearly 2 million VND) for two hours of being a “fake girlfriend”.
She introduces herself as a girly girl who knows how to bake cakes, candy, and likes to watch cartoons. She considers herself to have a gentle and peaceful personality.
A girl named Eri introduces herself as someone who likes to joke around, knows how to talk humorously and cheerfully, and is also someone who smiles often. She can sit with customers to drink and chat, or dine together or go shopping together.
The logic behind the “fake lover” rental service
A British social network star named Harry Jaggard recorded his experience of hiring a “fake lover” when he was in Japan. Harry chose to date Eri, the total service cost Harry spent was up to 60,000 yen (nearly 10 million VND).
After the experience, Harry realized that this was the most expensive date he had ever been on, but Harry felt very happy and comfortable. He felt excited and worthy. Harry finds that for people who are too busy to maintain a serious relationship, hiring a professional girlfriend like this can help them have a truly fun, pleasant experience.
Besides, according to Harry, the cost of quick dates is actually much cheaper than maintaining a serious relationship, while the service buyers themselves do not have the right conditions. suitable for building a serious relationship.
Besides the girlfriend rental service, the boyfriend rental service is also receiving a lot of attention in Japan. A guy named Takahiro (34 years old) offers a service fee of 7,000 yen (more than 1 million VND) for one hour of being a “fake boyfriend”.
How to control the transparency of the service, avoiding the service’s appearance
Service providers clearly state that they only provide a companion to experience with customers in accordance with cultural norms.
There are always very strict regulations put in place before each appointment officially begins. For example, contacts between candidates and service buyers must not be conducted privately, such as through a personal phone number, but must always be through the communication tools provided by the website.
This helps the intermediary unit control everything, ensure safety for stakeholders and maintain transparency in the service deployment process.
Things to do and not to do are also clearly and specifically specified by the intermediary unit and each candidate for service buyers to comply with. For example, Ms. Eri said she only accepts holding hands or going swimming with customers from the second appointment.
However, as in the case of social network star Harry Jaggard, because she found him so polite and interesting, after the first date, Eri had a second date with Harry personally and without charging a service fee. for Harry on their second date.